Friday, October 17, 2014

Binder Flaw Threatens to Blow Apart Android Security

Security researchers have warned of a serious security flaw in Android which could potentially leave every device open to attack.

The vulnerability is in the operating system’s ubiquitous inter-process communication (IPC) tool known as Binder, according to a Black Hat Europe presentation on Thursday by Check Point researchers Nitay Artenstein and Idan Revivo...

Subverting this component allows an attacker to see and control almost all important data being transferred within the system,” the two say in their research paper. (more)